Facebook Bans Artist’s Christmas Cards Because Birds Are Too Sexy
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Facebook has been known to block a lot of things, but a pack of Christmas cards featuring a robin redbreast because of its “sexual” and “adult” nature? That’s a whole new level of pitiful.
An artist from Scotland named Jackie Charley made a post on her Facebook page featuring multiple works of hers she was offering to sell for Christmas cards. She said she could “not stop laughing” when she found out Facebook immediately blocked her post.
Here’s the disgusting artwork in question.
A cute squirrel hunting for nuts.
A stag with an impressive rack.
And a robin redbreast.
But Facebook blocked the aforementioned paintings, labeling them as “adult” items.
Via her Facebook page, Charley said she was sent the following message from FB: “It looks like we didn’t approve your item because we don’t allow the sale of adult items or services (e.g. sexual enhancement items or adult videos).”
Charley said the move had left her mystified, as she could not understand why the paintings were considered inappropriate.
She said: “There’s obviously nothing in the images themselves which is inappropriate. Similarly, there were no ‘trigger’ words used in the cards’ descriptions that I’m aware of. For instance, the robin card was simply called ‘Robin’, not ‘Robin Redbreast’ as some people have wondered.
Charley never heard back from Facebook but their gaffe has since led to a lifting of their initial ban.
Charley is now selling the paintings on her Etsy page. And we can only assume this little blunder will only exponentially help her business.
Be careful with posting those nativity scenes this year, folks!
Or you can just make your own Christmas cards: Dude Makes The Most Hilarious And Inappropriate Christmas Cards Every Year
Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports and a contributor for Mandatory.